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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition GeForce GT 340
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1275%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1789%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 748%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1789%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1275%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1083%
FIFA 20 660% 633%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2002%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1275%
Halo: Reach 353% 337%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 340 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The GT 220 has a 75 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 340, but the GeForce GT 340 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. As a result, the GeForce GT 340 exhibits a 7.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 220. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 220 has a 75 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 340 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 220 providing 0.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 340 was released less than a year after the GT 220, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition and the GeForce GT 340 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 340 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 340 is noticeably better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 340 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 340 is 121. The GeForce GT 340 having 61 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 340 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 340 requires 69 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 340. The GeForce GT 340 requires 11 Watts more than the GT 220 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 340 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2GT215
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs54.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs96
Actual Shader Performance3%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs69 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 220 v2, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 400MHz instead of 790MHz because the GPU Acesses a GDDR2 Frame Buffer, instead of GDDR3.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
GeForce GT 340 is a middle-class GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT215 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 850MHz.
The number of Shaders cannot be compared to GeForce GT 320 due to being based on a different architecture. It's therefore a renamed GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 (OEM).
Today's modern demanding games will have to be played at medium settings to achieve fluent frame rates. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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